What's The Beef?

Is it a case of extortion-or anti-Americanism? A note left in the parking lot of McDonald's Taipei headquarters warned that a bomb had been planted at one of its restaurants-and demanded $24,000. A policeman found the bomb and died while trying to remove it; the next day two McDonald's employees were critically injured when they poked at another bomb with a bamboo pole. McDonald's then shut down all 57 restaurants in Taiwan.